Nov. 15, 2018

Utah juniper

Utah juniper grows in the same areas as pinyon.  The juniper foliage causes severe intestinal distress for herbivores that consume much of it.  But the berries are important food for deer, antelope, jack rabbits, and jackalopes.  I would tell the story of how I briefly convinced my sister that jackalopes are real, but she's liable to read this.